Last Mother's Day, we were worried that the sleet and snow on the freshly blossomed strawberries was going to be an issue. It proved to be a non-issue and we hauled in almost 40 gallons of strawberries last year. http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/55718/ This Mother's Day, the main concern was the bed running out of control. It took removing about 5 feet of the sprawl to fully plant the next bed. 95 ft of thinning to go. I think we would call it a weed if it didn't produce fruit and make nice ground cover.